The List of Reviewers lists all present, whether permanent or temporary, to provide the full scope of expertise present on that date. Lists are posted 30 days before the meeting and are tentative, pending any last minute changes.

Review Dates

Membership Panel

The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.

Topics


  • Design, development and evaluation of surgical devices using animal models and human studies, including endo-surgical procedures, catheter-based surgery, minimally invasive surgery, microsurgical procedures, and robotics.
  • Regenerative medicine and wound healing, including the development of advanced tools and techniques, in the design, construction, and function of cellular and tissue-engineered constructs for surgical based interventions
  • Computational and mathematical modeling or simulations related to surgical interventions
  • Translational or clinical evaluation of point of care implantable or wearable physiological monitoring and measurement devices in the context of surgical interventions

Shared Interests and Overlaps

There are shared interests with Bioengineering of Neuroscience, Vision and Low Vision Technologies [BNVT] in the engineering of cellular and tissue constructs/scaffolds, stem cell-based regeneration, microfluidics-based, MEMS-based, high-throughput compound screening platforms, brain-computer interfaces and neuroprosthetics, implantable electrodes, multi-electrode arrays, and biochemical microdialysis/sensors implantable devices. Applications in these areas working with neural or ocular cells/tissues or in the contexts of nervous or visual system function/repair are appropriate for BNVT review. Applications in the areas of neurological surgery including robotics, are appropriate for BTSS review.

There are shared interests with Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies [NOIT] in the areas of computational modeling. Applications which focus on imaging and modeling of blood flow, cerebral hemodynamics, computational, mathematical modeling and simulation of neuronal science, algorithms, software, database construction, integration, and sharing neural network reconstruction and connectivity mapping using electron or optical microscopy, oxymetry, neurovascular coupling, and ocular devices are appropriate for NOIT. Applications which focus on neurosurgery are assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Hypertension and Microcirculation Study Section [HM] in the areas of cardiovascular regulation. Applications which focus on microcirculatory biophysics and bioengineering including mechanotransduction, fluid dynamics and mechanics, computational modeling and engineering, and structural adaptation and remodeling of the vascular system in hypertension and blood pressure regulation are appropriate for HM. Applications which focus on cardiovascular surgery are assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences Study Section [CICS] in the areas of the cardiovascular system. Applications which focus on clinical, population, or translational studies of the responses of the cardiovascular system to trauma or surgery: arrhythmias associated with cardiac surgery or cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac sudden death, resuscitation, stenting, pacemakers; cardiovascular injury and repair, and myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury are appropriate for CICS. Applications which focus on cardiovascular surgery are assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research Study Section [RIBT] in the areas of vascular surgery. Applications which focus on pulmonary vascular physiology, sleep apnea, pulmonary hypertension, neural control of breathing, and clinical studies of lung disease are appropriate for RIBT. Applications which focus on lung surgery are assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section [MTE] in the areas of biomechanical engineering, tissue engineering for muscle and bone, and scaffolding and materials for wound repair. Applications which focus on repair of damaged musculoskeletal tissues, bones, and orthopedics are appropriate for MTE. Applications which focus less on these topics in the context of surgical setting are typically assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences Study Section [MRS] . Surgical Robotics are assigned to BTSS and rehabilitative therapeutic and robotic interventions of the musculoskeletal system are assigned to MRS.

There are shared interests with Instrumentation and Systems Development Study Section [ISD] in instrumentation, micro devices and microfluidics. Applications that have a substantial engineering or hardware component development are typically assigned to ISD. Applications that focus on testing medical devices for a translational or clinical application in the context of surgery, are typically assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Cellular and Molecular Technologies [CMT] in the areas of cell devices. Applications which focus on three-dimensional cell culture platforms, bioreactors, cryobiology, and biostabilization/biopreservation, microfluidic-based technologies, microphysiological systems, lab-on-a-chip and living cell devices, development and advancement of microscopy and high-resolution imaging technologies, near-field, optical coherence, electron, and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) are appropriate for CMT. Applications that focus on testing cell devices for a translational or clinical application in the context of surgery, are typically assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section [BMBI] in the areas of tissue engineering, nanoparticle and drug delivery, and biosensor evaluation. Applications which focus on the theory, principles, design and synthesis of biomaterials as well as characterization of new or existing materials are appropriate for BMBI. Applications which focus on these topics in a translational or clinical setting, particularly surgery, are typically assigned to BTSS

There are shared interests with Nanotechnology Study Section [NANO] in the areas of nanotechnology related to gene and drug delivery and nanodevices. Applications which focus on the design, synthesis, and development of nanostructures, nanodevices, and nanosystems for various biological/biomedical applications are appropriate for NANO . Applications which focus on these areas in the context of a translational or clinical setting, particularly surgery, are typically assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Modeling and Analysis of Biological Systems Study Section [MABS] in the areas of computer modelling and simulations. Applications which focus on these areas to understand the complexity of biological systems from the molecular to the organ level are appropriate for MABS. Applications which focus on these areas from the organ system level and higher in the context of a translational and clinical setting, particularly surgery, are typically assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Gene and Drug Delivery Systems Study Section [GDD] in the areas of drug and gene delivery devices and vehicles as well as electroporation. Applications which focus on development and delivery of drugs, genes, and gene products that alter gene function or expression in the living organism, mostly in tissue culture and animal models are appropriate for GDD . Applications focused in these areas in a translational clinical setting, particularly surgery, are typically assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section [BCHI] in the areas of robotics. Applications which focus on electronic data capture, human-computer interaction, clinical and biomedical software engineering, mobile health (mHealth) platforms and apps, machine learning, data visualization, integration with sensors and/or databases; and/or testing, electronic health records, telehealth, health informatics, and clinical decision support are appropriate for BCHI. Applications which focus on surgical aspects are assigned to BTSS.

There are shared interests with Biomedical Imaging Technology Study Sections [BMIT A & BMIT B] , BMIT B , and MEDI in the areas of surgical devices. Applications which focus on the development of medical devices with focus on imaging related techniques are appropriate for BMIT A, BMIT B, and MEDI. Applications which focus on translational or clinical evaluation in the context of surgery assigned to BTSS.